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Tangradi, 4 others headed to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

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Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
The Penguins' Eric Tangradi works out at Southpointe.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, 8:02 p.m.
 

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins signed five players Wednesday.

Forward Eric Tangradi, defensemen Robert Bortuzzo and Brian Strait and goaltenders Brad Thiessen and Jeff Zatkoff will play for the Penguins' American Hockey League affiliate. The five likely will attend Penguins training camp, if it takes place. Tangradi said this week that he preferred to play in Wilkes-Barre, not overseas, during the lockout.

“It's important for me to stay in the Penguins' system, and that's what playing there gives me a chance to do,” he said.

Bortuzzo and Strait played a combined 15 games with the Penguins last season but are considered long shots to make the NHL roster. Zatkoff spent the past three-plus seasons with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings' top affiliate.

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